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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Knife Deaths Go Up During Anti-Knife Drive in UK

The number of knife deaths in areas targeted by an anti-knife crime scheme have risen, the Home Office has said.

The government's Tackling Knives Action Programme was launched last July by 10 police forces in England and Wales.

In its first nine months, 126 people died after being attacked with a knife or other sharp object - seven more than in the same period the previous year.

Overall knife-related violence fell by 10%, but the number of deaths among teenagers remains unchanged.

link: BBC NEWS | UK | Deaths up during anti-knife drive


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